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Today in Soap Opera History (July 6)

1978: Ryan's Hope's Siobhan arrived in New York.

1987: Another World's Vicky found trouble in Vegas.

1987: Bold and Beautiful's Stephanie wanted another chance.

2004: Guiding Light's Dinah phoned home."History speaks to artists. It changes the artist's thinking and is constantly reshaping it into different and unexpected images."

Anselm Kiefer

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

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1965: On Another World, Pat (Susan Trustman) was worried she was the cause of Lee's (Gaye Huston) illness.

1965: On Peyton Place, Rodney (Ryan O'Neal) and Allison (Mia Farrow) played hide-and-seek- with Kim/

1966: On The Guiding Light, Peggy (Fran Myers) and Johnny continued to face opposition to their dating.

1971: On Another World,
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Today in Soap Opera History (May 21)

1984: Guiding Light's Nola gave birth.

1986: Dynasty's Alexis took over Blake's possessions and he was not happy.

1999: Another World's Alli faced a ticking time bomb.

1999: Susan Lucci finally won her for Daytime Emmy Award."History speaks to artists. It changes the artist's thinking and is constantly reshaping it into d ifferent and unexpected images."

Anselm Kiefer

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1964: On Another World, Jim (Leon Janney) convinced Russ (Joey Trent) to attend summer school.

1971: The first episode of Upstairs Downstairs was re-recorded in color after the original recording, which was in black and white, was lost.

1981: On Texas, Joe Foster
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Today in Soap Opera History (October 27)

1982: Gh's Luke and Robert searched for Holly in Canada.

1988: Gl's Rusty shot Will and tried to save Mindy.

1995: Loving's Gwyneth was revealed as the Corinth Killer.

2009: As the World Turns' Brad Snyder died."The best prophet of the future is the past."

― Lord Byron

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1967: On Dark Shadows, Julia (Grayson Hall) felt guilty about telling Barnabas (Jonathan Frid) to bite Vicky. She instead offered to sacrifice herself to restore Barnabas's appearance. Though touched, he declined, noting that he needed her to continue as his doctor. In the meantime, Carolyn (Nancy Barrett) decided -- over David's (David Henesy) protests
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Today in Soap Opera History (July 6)

1978: Ryan's Hope's Siobhan arrived in New York.

1987: Another World's Vicky found trouble in Vegas.

1987: Bold and Beautiful's Stephanie wanted another chance.

2004: Guiding Light's Dinah phoned home."All true histories contain instruction; though, in some, the treasure may be hard to find, and when found, so trivial in quantity that the dry, shrivelled kernel scarcely compensates for the trouble of cracking the nut."

Anne Brontë in "Agnes Grey"

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1965: On Another World, Pat (Susan Trustman) was worried she was the cause of Lee's (Gaye Huston) illness.

1965: On Peyton Place, Rodney (Ryan O'Neal) and Allison (Mia Farrow) played hide-and-seek- with
See full article at We Love Soaps »

Today in Soap Opera History (May 21)

1984: Guiding Light's Nola gave birth. 1986: Dynasty's Alexis

took over Blake's possessions and he was not happy.

1999: Another World's Alli faced a ticking time bomb.

1999: Susan Lucci finally won her for Daytime Emmy Award."All true histories contain instruction; though, in some, the treasure may be hard to find, and when found, so trivial in quantity that the dry, shrivelled kernel scarcely compensates for the trouble of cracking the nut."

Anne Brontë in "Agnes Grey"

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1964: On Another World, Jim (Leon Janney) convinced Russ (Joey Trent) to attend summer school.

1971: The first episode of Upstairs Downstairs was re-recorded in color after the original recording,
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Today in Soap Opera History (April 28)

1978: Delia started talking to her dead mother on Ryan's Hope.

1981: Another World's Rachel chose to be with Mitch.

1986: Santa Barbara's Minx shot Cc when he tried to evict her family.

1994: One Life to Live's Joey returned to Llanview."All true histories contain instruction; though, in some, the treasure may be hard to find, and when found, so trivial in quantity that the dry, shrivelled kernel scarcely compensates for the trouble of cracking the nut."

Anne Brontë in "Agnes Grey"

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1967: Erik Howell debuted as Johnny Fletcher on The Guiding Light, replacing Don Scardino in the role.

1967: On Dark Shadows,
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News Roundup: Tom Wiggin Helps Poor Kids, Michael E. Knight Happy With Tad & Dixie Reunion, Billy Hufsey School

Michael E. Knight reflects on All My Children's cancellation and the return of Dixie in a new interview. Days Of Our Lives writer Demetrius Malone is back with a new play. Shelby Young leaving Days. ormer Days star Billy Hufsey helps others 'light up the sky like a flame'. India's Rr Movie Makers forms U.S. division, and their first movie stars Jonathan Bennett, Jamie Lynn Sigler and Nadia Bjorlin. Emmerdale stars go in to bat for good cause. Former Atwt and Sisters star Swoozie Kurtz visits The Talk; chats about career and co-star. Y&R's Jabot jumps from soap plots to store shelves. Former Atwt star Tom Wiggin says "Poor kids have a right to learn, too".

All My Children's Michael E. Knight Reflects on Soap's Cancellation and the Return of Dixie

"The choice to bring Tad and Dixie back together was made before this whole internet thing happened,
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Today in Soap Opera History

On this date in...

1966: On The Guiding Light, Peggy and Johnny continued to face opposition to their dating.

Celebrating a birthday today are:

James Kiberd (ex-Trevor, All My Children; ex-Hal, As The World Turns; ex-Mike, Loving) - 62

Tom Wiggin (ex-Lawrence, Guiding Light; ex-Kirk, As The World Turns; ex-Gil, Another World; ex-Joe, Texas) - 56

Brittany Underwood (Langston, One Life To Live) - 23
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Insomnia Adds Pair of Pics to Slate

Insomnia Media Group is moving forward with two new projects: “A Fine Step” and “Master’s Tree.” Luke Perry and Armand Assante star in “Step,” a drama about a champion horse rider injured in a car accident and the woman who takes over the training and riding of his prized Paso Fino horse. Jonathan Meyers is directing from a screenplay by Dennis Sonnenschein and Doc Suggs. Bret Saxon is producing with Insomnia’s Ari Palitz. Insomnia also has signed David Mickey Evans (”Sandlot”) to direct the Christmas drama “Tree,” written by Jim Walker and Tom Wiggin. The feature is set at Memphis’ Palmer Home, a real-life charitable organization that provides a home to children who have lost their parents.

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Insomnia Dreams Up A Fine Step and Master's Tree

Luke Perry joins horse champion drama. Insomnia Media Group has two new projects in the works: A Fine Step, starring Luke Perry and Armand Assante and Master's Tree, directed by David Mickey Evans.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, A Fine Step is a drama about a champion horse rider injured in a car accident and the woman who takes over the training and riding of Fandango, his prized Paso Fino horse. The project, whose title might change, has begun principal photography in Memphis.

Jonathan Meyers is directing from a screenplay by Dennis Sonnenschein and Doc Suggs.

Cylk Cozart (16 Blocks), Justin Baldoni (Heroes), Leonor Varela (The Man in the Iron Mask) and Amy Lavere (Black Snake Moan) co-star.

Insomnia also has signed David Mickey Evans (Sandlot) to direct the Christmas drama Master's Tree, written by Jim Walker and Tom Wiggin. The feature is set at Memphis' Palmer Home, a real-life charitable
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